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Southern Mississippi University Alum Establishes Cintas Endowment

January 9, 2019

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 9, 2019--Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today announced the establishment of the Cintas Professional Development Excellence Endowment through The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation. The endowment was generously funded by Cintas Senior Vice President, Todd Gregory.

“I want to invest in young people and help pave the way for their professional future to ensure they have the same opportunities that I had,” said Gregory. “My education from The University of Southern Mississippi set me up for professional success, and I hope that many USM students benefit from this endowment.”

The Cintas Professional Development Excellence Endowment can be used for professional development, professional attire and travel funding for the more than 2,250 students in the College of Business and Economic Development. Professional development opportunities include opportunities like: etiquette dinners; leadership training; entrepreneurship training; certification courses not offered on campus (i.e. Microsoft Office); funding for conference attendance; out-of-town internships/externships; and other types of training.

“We are incredibly grateful for Todd’s continuing support to USM over the years,” said Dr. Faye Gilbert, dean of the USM College of Business. “I hope this gift will inspire others to reflect on the USM programs that impacted their lives and invest in Southern Miss students’ education and professional development.”

Over the past 10 years, more than 100 USM graduates have been hired by Cintas. Many USM graduates hired by Cintas have ascended into management and leadership roles.

To learn more about Cintas, visit: www.cintas.com/. For information about Career Services at USM, call 601-266-4153 or visit: www.usm.edu/career-services.

About Cintas Corporation:

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get  Ready™  to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training, Cintas helps customers get  Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

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CONTACT: Michelle Goret

Vice President

Corporate Communications

513-573-4155

goretm@cintas.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MISSISSIPPI OHIO

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION BUILDING SYSTEMS UNIVERSITY OTHER EDUCATION PHILANTHROPY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TRAINING CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY FOUNDATION

SOURCE: Cintas Corporation

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